Saturday, March 10, 2012

Chronicle director is up for the Spider-Man spin off, Venom

A few weeks ago I got a chance to see Chronicle and loved it!  Almost everything about it was great.  The film was directed by Josh Trank, who at the time, was only 26 years old.  The film was a critical and commercial success.  It developed a lot of buzz during its run, and a loyal following.  Needless to say; the success of Chronicle has opened many doors for the young director.  Sony Pictures has taken notice.

Trank has began talks to direct the Spider-Man spin off, Venom.  This is great news for fans of the anti-hero character.  Trank could bring a vision and direction to the character that could make him more than just a B-level comic book character; similar to what Jon Faveau did for Iron Man.  There is one thing I'm curious about though.  With the reboot of a Spider-Man film, I wonder if they'll incorporate Trank's Venom into future sequels.  Sony would be wise to take a page from the Marvel handbook of making films, and keep all the characters in the same film universe.  Either way, only time will tell.  Here's hoping Trank officially signs on!

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